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Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2023

Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 April 2023 / 5,041 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned European sales of the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 launched in Europe in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017. Therefore, the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2023

Switch vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2023

Switch Vs. PS4 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 162,733 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,266,690 - PS4

Total Lead: 8,882,407 - PS4

Switch Total Sales: 31,268,026

PS4 Total Sales: 40,150,433

February 2023 is the 72nd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for in Europe. During the latest month, the PlayStation 4 has outsold the Nintendo Switch by 162,733 units.

In the last 12 months, the PlayStation 4 has outsold the Switch by 0.16 million units. The Switch is currently behind the PlayStation 3 by 1.27 million units.

The 72nd month for the Nintendo Switch in Europe is February 2023 and for the PlayStation 4 it is October 2014. The Switch has sold 31.27 million units, while the PlayStation 4 has sold 40.15 million units during the same timeframe.

The PS4 crossed 20 million units sold in Europe in month 37, 30 million in month 51, and 40 million in month 72. The PlayStation 4 sold 45.83 million units in Europe to date. The Switch needs to sell another 14.56 million units to outsell the PlayStation 4 in Europe.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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16 Comments
CourageTCD (on 23 March 2023)

Europe, aka Sonyland

  • +8
Chicho (on 23 March 2023)

Europe is just too much of a PlayStation stronghold for Switch to take.

  • +3
2zosteven Chicho (on 23 March 2023)

i agree, Nintendo would really have to step up the horsepower to hit those numbers.

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Darwinianevolution 2zosteven (on 25 March 2023)

Even if they increased hardware power, Nintendo would need a better relation with the big 3rd parties to get the multiplats that are the most popular in Europe. Considering how big the Switch is, the lack of certain multiplat series is rather telling.

  • +2
siebensus4 Darwinianevolution (on 25 March 2023)

There are FIFA for Switch and Call of Duty for Nintendo's next system, if the Microsoft deal goes through. Those are the most important 3rd party games in Europe.

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Darwinianevolution siebensus4 (on 26 March 2023)

That's the thing. FIFA on the Switch is a yearly reskin of the first FIFA on the platform for many years in a row. CoD is nowhere to be seen on the Switch, and GTA V, a game that can be released on the Switch, isn't (and considering how much they love re-releasing it, the fact it's not there is massive). Either Nintendo needs to improve their ties to these 3rd parties, or they just don't see it as worth the investment.

  • +2

im sure if the switch had even performance of Series and PS5 millions of copies of GTAV would be purchased

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Darwinianevolution 2zosteven (on 26 March 2023)

But if Nintendo ditched the handheld format, they would lose the main differentiating point of their console (Nintendo games aside). They cannot go with hardware parity.

  • +2

Im not saying for Nintendo to ditch the Switch, just level power of the xseries and ps5

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Darwinianevolution 2zosteven (on 27 March 2023)

How much would a tablet with the power of a PS5 cost? How much energy would it consume? How would you make it cool down when working at its fullest? I don't think just increasing the power of a Switch-like system would solve the issue.

  • +2
Kakadu18 Darwinianevolution (on 28 March 2023)

It's battery life would be 30 minutes and it would cost 1k dollars per unit to produce.

  • +1
Pajderman (on 27 March 2023)

Had a PS3 and got a PS5 now, but somehow never thought the PS4 was worth a buy. Having bought two different switch versions and living in Europe I've done my part in trying to decrease the gap.

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Sogreblute (on 26 March 2023)

Ever since Sony entered the market they've dominated Europe with home consoles, except during the PS3 era where the Wii did a little better. Even Nintendo has never dominated in Europe with homes consoles. The NES and Master System were close in sales, same with SNES and Genesis. So, I think this graph shouldn't be surprising.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 25 March 2023)

It's over

  • 0
Garrus TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 28 March 2023)

got to love all the people upset that Sony outsold the Switch by such a large margin, shows you a lot of the people here are Switch diehards

  • +1
Garrus (on 26 March 2023)

Good old Europe. Common sense. 10 million gap. Wow.

  • -6